Monday, November 29, 2021

December 5 Online: Beehive Products, Apitherapy and Immunity Against COVID-19

Sunday, December 5, 2021

The XIV-th. Congress of the Romanian Apitherapy Society

Online, free event (ZOOM)

Main theme:

Beehive products, Apitherapy and Immunity against Covid-19

09:00-09:15 (Bucharest time = Eastern European Time = UCT + 2)

Opening remarks of the members of the Board of Directors of the Romanian Apitherapy 

Society and of our international participants.

Free discussions and presentations on the following main topics:


Importance of Medicinal Bee Plants for a beekeeping with medical purposes.

Best methods to combine beehive products (Apitherapy) with medicinal plants 

(Phytotherapy) and essential oils (Aromatherapy) against Covid-19.

11:00-11:30 Honey break.


Medicinal oriented Beekeeping. How to get the best bee products for health.

The quality of bee products - a fundamental condition for an effective apitherapy against 

Covid disease.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break


Pharmacological properties, effects, and actions of the bee products useful in improving 

the functioning of the immune system and in the prevention and treatment of Covid disease.

Personal experience and protocols for prevention and treatment of Covid-19 (part 1).

16:00-16:30 Honey tea break

16:30-18:30 Personal experience and best protocols for prevention and treatment of

Covid-19 (part 2).

18:30-20:00 Dinner

20:00-22:00 Virtual Api-Expo.

Free presentations by beekeepers and producers of apitherapy and apiphytotherapy

preparations and products useful in the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.


❖ Our speakers are kindly asked to give the essence of their experience in short oral or 

PowerPoint based presentations of maximum 10 minutes, inviting the rest of the 

participants to a harmonious and fruitful dialogue.

❖ The speakers who do not want, for various reasons, to share their personal experience, 

secrets, or data with people from all over the world are kindly requested to remain 

silent during the event because:

❖ All presentations will be saved in Cloud, and will be available for later view, 

download and study.

❖ The questions should be written in the Chat area.

❖ We will provide consecutive translations for short comments and questions written in 

French, Spanish or German.

❖ We will try to offer the event, simultaneously, also in Youtube.

❖ The maximum number of people that can be online, on our ZOOM platform, at any 

given time is 100, so, after you view the topics that are of high interest to you, please 

leave the conference room, to allow other people to enter.

You can re-join us later, using the same link provided above or view all 

presentations, relaxed, at home or office, after the conference.

❖ The participation to the event is free of charge.

 For any question, for further cooperation, etc., feel free to contact us by email to and/or by Whatsapp/Signal to +40-744409126

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Moroccan Propolis May Help Treat Diabetes

Beneficial Effect of Saharan Propolis on Glucose Metabolism in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats

Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2021 Nov 18

Aims: The aim of the study was to evaluate the antihyperglycemic activity of propolis from Saharan region of Morocco.

Background: Propolis is known from ancient times for its beneficial action on health.

Objective: The study aimed to evaluate the effect of Moroccan propolis aqueous extract from the desert region on glycemia and lipid metabolism.

Methods: The antihyperglycemic and antidyslipidemic activities of Moroccan propolis aqueous extract were evaluated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Glycemia was monitored during acute (6h) and subchronic treatments. Histopathological analysis of the liver and the serum lipid profile was also evaluated in addition to the glucose tolerance.

Results: This work demonstrated that the aqueous extract of Moroccan propolis exhibited a significant antihyperglycemic effect in diabetic rats. Histopathological data demonstrated that propolis acts positively on the liver of diabetic rats. In addition, the preliminary phytochemical screening revealed that Moroccan propolis contains several phytochemicals. Finally, Moroccan propolis had a potent antioxidant activity which may be due to the richness in polyphenols content (90.91 mg EAG/1 g of extract).

Conclusion: The present study shows that Moroccan propolis from the hot desert region possesses a potent antihyperglycemic effect.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Egypt Study: Propolis Bandage Used to Treat Burn Wounds

Deacetylated cellulose acetate nanofibrous dressing loaded with chitosan/propolis nanoparticles for the effective treatment of burn wounds

Int J Biol Macromol. 2021 Nov 10;S0141-8130(21)02432-6

Every year, about 1 out of 9 get burnt in Egypt, with a mortality rate of 37%, and they suffer from physical disfigurement and trauma. For the treatment of second-degree burns, we aim to make a smart bandage provided with control of drug release (chitosan nanoparticles) to enhance the healing process. This bandage is composed of natural materials such as cellulose acetate (CA), chitosan, propolis as the loaded drug (bee resin). Cellulose acetate nanofibers were deacetylated by NaOH after optimizing the reaction time and the concentration of NaOH solution, and the product was confirmed with FTIR analysis. Chitosan/propolis nanoparticles were prepared by ion gelation method with size ranging from 100 to 200 nm and a polydispersity index of 0.3. Chitosan/propolis nanoparticles were preloaded in the CA solution to ensure homogeneity. Loaded deacetylated cellulose nanofibers have shown the greatest hydrophobicity measured by contact angle. Cytotoxicity of propolis and chitosan/propolis nanoparticles were tested and the experimental IC50 value was about 137.5 and 116.0 μg/mL, respectively, with p-value ≤0.001. In addition, chitosan/propolis nanoparticles loaded into cellulose nanofibers showed a cell viability of 89.46%. In-vivo experiments showed that after 21 days of treatment with the loaded nanofibers repairing of epithelial cells, hair follicles and sebaceous glands in the skin of the burn wound were found in a mice model.